“Your smile is your window to the world and the first thing that makes an impression.” says Dr Boyd Patummas, DMD and Dr Linda Ma, DMD of Smile Innovations, Arizona’s leading cosmetic dentistry. With continuous development in technology, improving ones smile and teeth is now a very easy fix. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the enhancement of the overall look of your teeth. From minor changes to major repairs, cosmetic dentistry can improve your smile.

There are many corrective procedures and advancing technology that are available to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped or missing. Other aesthetic enhancement may include; reshaping and restoring teeth, bleaching, bonding and contouring.

Cosmetic Dentistry - Teeth WhiteningTeeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment available at Smile Innovations, located in Tempe, Arizona. Stained and discolored teeth are very common amongst adults due to a variety of sources. Most discoloration comes from consumption of coffee, red wine, soda, tea, tobacco and different medications. Many individuals try to “whiten” there teeth by intense brushing, generally leading to enamel removal. Enamel removal causes further discoloration and other serious dental problems.

Other individuals tend to use store bought whitening products that do not have the lasting effect of dental whitening procedures. The most efficient and reliable way to whiten your teeth is by having a cosmetic dentist treat them before the discoloration becomes too severe.

Another popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is called bonding. This procedure is a quick and affordable way to correct dental flaws such as; cracks, discoloration, gaps, bite pressure and tooth decay. This process includes  selecting a color composite material that closely matches your teeth, then roughing the outer layer of your tooth to remove a minimal amount of tooth enamel. A strong adhesive is then applied to the tooth to help the resin stick. The dentist will then shape the resin to fill in cracks, gaps, or change the contours of your teeth.

Another way of improving the appearance of your teeth is by dental crowns. Crowns can restore the tooth to its original size and shape and can “makeover” an affected tooth. Crowns cover every visible part of the tooth, generally referred to as a cap. A part of your existing tooth remains, but is generally rebuilt to resemble the exterior part of the tooth.

The benefit to cosmetic dentistry is not only about the appearance of your teeth and smile, but many treatments can also improve oral problems, such as decay and your dental bite. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are a great way to feel better about the look of your teeth and a way to correct dental problems.